Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The real destination
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Page 30 – towards end of the page (six lines from the end of the page), at the end of the line that starts, “ne-elamimim...”
We have been looking at a new concept – kochot ne-elamim – hidden faculties.
Revealed/functioning kochot are more easily understood. Hidden faculties are not “essence”, but still hidden.
Hidden kochot emanate directly from the nefesh. With revealed faculties, “i am aware, not only what i'm doing, but also aware of the context and the background that is on the higher level – the purpose and destination motivates and supports the walking...”
“A man goes to work and there is a higher purpose above him, that supersedes even the support of his family...!“
the hidden powers emanate from the soul directly. We spoke yesterday about the letters written on the parchment. Does the klaf/parchment miss anything if nothing is written on it? No. But if you write a name/word and you miss out a letter, then you have not fulfilled your original intent. The revealed faculty has requirements in terms of being fulfilled, but for concealed faculties, no requirements are present.
Nefesh does not get complimented by being expressed in kochot.
The hidden faculties have a high degree of insistence since they come directly from the soul and hence there is no order and hierarchy – they are all revealed equally and can all be revealed at the same time.
This can be seen at a time of great joy, when the soul expresses itself directly, bypassing sechel...
Even though they don't derive from each other, still on an essential level they are separate from each other.
... וחיי עולם